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by 747-600X
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 787 @Chicago O'Hare On The Move
Replies: 11
Views: 20892

LOT 787 @Chicago O'Hare On The Move

Aaaaand...back to the hardstand. (1615Z)

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by 747-600X
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 787 @Chicago O'Hare On The Move
Replies: 11
Views: 20892

LOT 787 @Chicago O'Hare On The Move

Well it's sure not at the hangars. It's just sitting on the 10 Pad. It's got the red beacon lights on, so it's at least running on its own power. Perhaps they're letting it warm up, to see if anything starts, er, smoking?

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by 747-600X
Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT 787 @Chicago O'Hare On The Move
Replies: 11
Views: 20892

LOT 787 @Chicago O'Hare On The Move

At 1410Z, SP-LRA under tow from the hard stand to heaven-only-knows where (they've got it out wandering around in the 10 Pad). Odd... they've towed it out to the west end of the 10 Pad and disconnected. That's not usually a spot they park aircraft that aren't planning on leaving pretty quickly...<br...

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by 747-600X
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounded LOT 787 @ ORD
Replies: 47
Views: 18220

RE: Grounded LOT 787 @ ORD

That looks like the GRE in the background, so this must be up by the hangars???

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by 747-600X
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounded LOT 787 @ ORD
Replies: 47
Views: 18220

RE: Grounded LOT 787 @ ORD

Until a week and a half ago, this a/c was parked on the hard stand near the international ramp. It's not there any more. Does anyone know where it wandered off to?

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by 747-600X
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Space Above The A380 Cockpit Used For?
Replies: 32
Views: 38126

RE: What Is The Space Above The A380 Cockpit Used For?

I believe the answer is: Nothing. Emirates has showers here. I'm sure that'll keep going until the first time they hit turbulence and someone gets their skull impaled on the shower head. In the mean time, most airlines seem to use the space to carry extra air. Or... ?pictures? in Air France's case.....

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by 747-600X
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Sues Ryanair Over Tail Strike
Replies: 84
Views: 24545

RE: Passenger Sues Ryanair Over Tail Strike

You'd have to be in pretty poor shape to need oxygen at 12,000 feet, though, either way. The air is thin, yes, but not unbreathable. Also, I don't think there actually is an FL120.

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by 747-600X
Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do These Wings Have Weights?
Replies: 19
Views: 16927

RE: Why Do These Wings Have Weights?

The risk of them tipping backwards seems to be relatively low, given that the nose gear strut appears tethered to the ground. (Although this raises the question of why there would be tie-downs in the middle of a runway...)

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by 747-600X
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ground Employees Walk Off Job At YYZ
Replies: 172
Views: 17966

RE: Air Canada Ground Employees Walk Off Job At YYZ

I'm amazed at how outraged the majority of posters here are towards the striking workers. I don't know about in Canada, but in the U.S., one cannot simply go out and get another job if the one one currently has doesn't pay well enough. Also, I haven't seen any mention of what the core issue behind t...

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by 747-600X
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD | VX A320 Hits Wall During Pushback
Replies: 20
Views: 15761

RE: ORD | VX A320 Hits Wall During Pushback

Swissport handles Virgin America at O'Hare. I've never seen two of their planes there at the same time, however, so they may have been short of wing walkers. On the other hand, wing walkers are becoming increasingly rare nowadays. The airlines that do their own ground handling seem to use them, but ...

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by 747-600X
Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Trapped On Virgin Atlantic Flight 63
Replies: 34
Views: 18415

RE: Passengers Trapped On Virgin Atlantic Flight 63

I was on a Northwest DC-10 in Minneapolis for 3 hours one time... they said that some part of the cockpit had to be replaced (a dial or other superficial device, I assume). Anyway, the crew brought us water and snacks and even let me off of the plane to work things out with a connecting flight (I ha...

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by 747-600X
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Films Birdstrike.
Replies: 42
Views: 17797

RE: Passenger Films Birdstrike.

Why are we arguing about survival of the fittest? Rocks fall on animals more often than bird strikes happen. Sh_t happens, this exemplifies nothing whatsoever of the man-vs-nature complex. And I doubt it hurt the bird in the slightest. It wouldn't hurt if it happened to you, either. At that speed, t...

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by 747-600X
Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)
Replies: 31
Views: 19743

RE: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)

<b>Boeing Nut,</b> with the Dakota Quad Cab, it was the short bed that killed it for me. That's what made Frontier's such a sweet thing, and now, perhaps, Tacomas. You're totally right, though - I have no need for a 2500 or eve a 1500 - I just want something big enough to hold myself and some friend...

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by 747-600X
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)
Replies: 31
Views: 19743

RE: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)

Here we go. These were nice. Perhaps there'll still be a few around a few months from now... (resized to fit window) <a href="http://www.nissannews.com/site_library/multimedia/nissan2002/frontier/800px/04_frontier.jpg" target=_blank><a href="http://www.nissannews.com/site_library/multimedia/nissan20...

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by 747-600X
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)
Replies: 31
Views: 19743

RE: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)

H2s are just infinitely inane. I just cannot begin to understand their purpose. They're not Hummers. They cost half as much because everything is made of plastic - they're just bloated "main line" SUVs. A real Hummer would be useful if you actuall intended to trek all the way across Siberia off-road...

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by 747-600X
Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)
Replies: 31
Views: 19743

RE: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)

Well... I have a 4-cyl., 4x2, S-10 right now. I know, everyone's thinking "what a piece of crap" right? Well, let me be honest - it has performed flawlessly for 20 months, and done a lot of work. I've moved <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</a...

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by 747-600X
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)
Replies: 31
Views: 19743

RE: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)

Thanks "y'all"... doesn't sound like the differences should impact gas miles much, though, esp. since they all seem to have similar engines (or engine options, anyway).

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by 747-600X
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)
Replies: 31
Views: 19743

Pickups - What's The Difference? (1500 Vs 2500...)

I have a pickup-truck-naive question for anyone familiar with autos or trucks in familiar, but it's pretty basic- What's the difference between an American pickup with a 1500, 2500, or 3500 type? And what does "half-ton" vs. "3/4-ton" refer to? Not the weight, of course... not the payload... not the...

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by 747-600X
Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Homosexual Stereotypes?
Replies: 64
Views: 2666

RE: Homosexual Stereotypes?

Then there's my theory which is that since it is now considered "cool" to be gay, in a somewhat revolutionary manner right alongside the general looseness of modern sexuality (in the American context, anyway), there are lots of people (young, primarily) who dress and act gay (men/boys slurring their...

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by 747-600X
Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The A.net Men's World Curling Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 3018

RE: The A.net Men's World Curling Thread

What in blazes is curling???

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by 747-600X
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laptops - Why No Internal Temporary Power Source?
Replies: 8
Views: 1981

Laptops - Why No Internal Temporary Power Source?

So, laptop computer batteries last what... 2, 3 hours? And then you have to take it out and put a new one in. If you have a new one. And to do that you have to shut the computer down... right? I mean, assuming you're not next to a power outlet which, y'know, would be the reason you're running on bat...

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by 747-600X
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why New Brake Get Smoking Coming Out?
Replies: 10
Views: 29527

RE: Why New Brake Get Smoking Coming Out?

Friend of mine and I drove his 1989 Plymouth Voyager down the entire downhill main road out of the Appalachians in neutral, using only the brake pedal. His brakes were smoking too...

We were 16... so it goes. The damn fell apart on the road a year later anyway...

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by 747-600X
Mon Mar 14, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

RE: Psoriasis

The 10% Cortizone schnaa is what the doc. recommended. It did about as much good as cursing at my hands does. The only thing I've found which has any impact is this sesame-oil based ointment imported from China, but it only helps in a very minor manner. The main characteristics which don't seem to m...

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by 747-600X
Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Psoriasis
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Psoriasis

Problem: Dictionary and all references I've seen define "psoriasis" as a disease marked by reddish patches and silvery scales occuring in the skin around "boney prominences." I have "something" which is affecting (and badly) the back sides of both my hands. It does not spread, it does not go away, i...

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Microsoft's Problem? (Powerpoint)
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

RE: What Is Microsoft's Problem? (Powerpoint)

Diamond, What you said is what "help" said (I like the screenshots  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin">), unfortunately, there's no such item on the <u>V</U>iew menu. I'm well aware of the ability to install various options and features when setting up Office, but do you m...

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Irony Of U.S. Policy Towards Nukes
Replies: 68
Views: 1793

RE: Irony Of U.S. Policy Towards Nukes

Yeah, we destroyed thousands, and no it wouldn't count. If we have 10, that's enough to blow a continent off the face of the planet. Destroying the other 10,000 is just a publicity stunt. We're still plenty-heavily armed on the nuclear front. And the basic argument here is right - for one sovereign ...

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Microsoft's Problem? (Powerpoint)
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

What Is Microsoft's Problem? (Powerpoint)

So... in order to get HELP with a Microsoft Office product, you have to go through this asinine, backward, and useless search, which turns up nothing. If you click "Still Can't Find it" you end up at a page where you are allowed to contact them, but only for $35 via email and something like $240 for...

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What The Hell Is Going On At MCO?!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 10450

RE: What The Hell Is Going On At MCO?!?!

I was reading into it too much - I thought by "snakes" he was using some sort of dark reference to TSA personnel...

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by 747-600X
Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What The Hell Is Going On At MCO?!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 10450

RE: What The Hell Is Going On At MCO?!?!

What does "snakes" mean???

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by 747-600X
Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK And VS Want A380-900
Replies: 41
Views: 12258

RE: EK And VS Want A380-900

A shower??? Anyway, I don't mean to be the only "moderate" here, but the difference between then -800 and the -900 won't be half as large as anyone's making it out to be. They add a few fuselage frame sections and glue it back together. The difference will be that of the 777-200 and -300, as opposed...

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by 747-600X
Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange And Scary Picture
Replies: 26
Views: 15744

RE: Strange And Scary Picture

Not long after that photo was posted, the head of physics or whatever over at Aeroflot emailed me a HUGE set of calculations showing that the plane was safe and getting very defensive about it. I sort of nodded and smiled and emailed back saying, "I'm sure you're right, but I'm not going to check yo...

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by 747-600X
Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Even More A380 Pics!
Replies: 81
Views: 18573

RE: Even More A380 Pics!

<b>Don't know about you all, but the nose needs to be redone, and cockpit windows tend to be a bit small for this huge beast.</B> - <i>capri</i> Capri, the flight deck windows are sized for pilots' eyes, not the aircraft. However big the planes get, the pilots will be about the same size, so there's...

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by 747-600X
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - First Pictures!
Replies: 133
Views: 23611

RE: A350 - First Pictures!

What is this?!!!


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by 747-600X
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pathetic And Absurd Law Suits Over Parachute Flaws
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

RE: Pathetic And Absurd Law Suits Over Parachute Flaws

I realize they're not trying to recover the cost of the chute. I'm saying that the chute - the metaphorical life jacket - didn't cost anyone their life. They need to be suing the person who caused the problem, not the person who tried but was unable to solve it.

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by 747-600X
Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pathetic And Absurd Law Suits Over Parachute Flaws
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Pathetic And Absurd Law Suits Over Parachute Flaws

I just read an article about these parachutes that Ballistic Systems is installing on Cirrus and some other general-aviation aircraft. It said that two people were suing the company because the chutes on their relatives' planes had failed to deploy, resulting in death (in one case) or injury (the ot...

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More A380 Pictures
Replies: 67
Views: 23914

RE: More A380 Pictures

BLG = Body Landing Gear - the doors, as you can see in the picture, are quite complex, folding out of the filleted corners of the centre wing box.

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Absolutely Blows
Replies: 50
Views: 2757

RE: Amtrak Absolutely Blows

Never ridden an Amtrak. Took the french TGV from Lyons to Paris a couple years ago, and needless to say, had no complaints in the world. Comfy, silk smooth, fast... it's too bad we can't get decent rail service in the states.

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Had To Choose One Car Out Of These....
Replies: 69
Views: 4971

RE: If You Had To Choose One Car Out Of These....

I'd sell whichever one and use it to buy something which could go over a speedbump without breaking.

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: E-Geeks: A Question About Java And/or Forms...
Replies: 3
Views: 3777

RE: E-Geeks: A Question About Java And/or Forms...

Oh, the reason I mention Java is because I was under the impression that had something to do with it.

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by 747-600X
Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: E-Geeks: A Question About Java And/or Forms...
Replies: 3
Views: 3777

E-Geeks: A Question About Java And/or Forms...

This gets me. So there's <A HREF="http://www.dermaglide.com/form.htm">this really ugly web page</A> with a form on it, which does a dandy job of gathering information and sending it along. Now! When the user clicks the "submit" button (please don't everybody do it - I know the guy who has to read th...

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by 747-600X
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - First Pictures!
Replies: 133
Views: 23611

RE: A350 - First Pictures!

For the life of me, I cannot see one single difference between the pictured aircraft and an A330.? ??

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by 747-600X
Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Difficulty Locating Landing-gear Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

RE: Difficulty Locating Landing-gear Photos

Well, yes, there's that... but, no luck anyway...

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by 747-600X
Sun Nov 21, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Difficulty Locating Landing-gear Photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Difficulty Locating Landing-gear Photos

This is odd - I'm trying to do a search for landing gear close-ups but "gaer" "bogie" "close up" and "closeup" in various combinations just aren't returning anything.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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by 747-600X
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Html (Frames) Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

RE: Html (Frames) Question

It was a "case" of case-sensitivity. I was using "_TOP" rather than "_top". Gotat' watch that, I guess!

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by 747-600X
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Html (Frames) Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

RE: Html (Frames) Question

Hey, don't hit me, but - I'm (as you may have guessed) reading out of a book here, and it says that to get a framed page to link to an entirely new page - replacing your frames and all, the TARGET value should read "_TOP". It also says that "_WINDOW" opens your target in a new window. Unfortunately,...

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by 747-600X
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Html (Frames) Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

RE: Html (Frames) Question

Thanks! I've got it working now.

What's the word for someone from Finland? Fin? Finnish? Finacin?

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by 747-600X
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Html (Frames) Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

RE: Html (Frames) Question

I guess I'm getting a bit confused with the BORDER, FRAMEBORDER tags. In the FRAMESET tag you can use BORDER and FRAMEBORDER, and I was under the impression that both were necessary so that Internet Explorer and Netscape could read it. But then, what's the purpose of putting them in the FRAME tag it...

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by 747-600X
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Html (Frames) Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3212

Html (Frames) Question

All you HTML gurus out there, this one should be pretty simple. Working with frames, there's a NORESIZE tag which, obviously, prevents readers from resizing the frame. I'm <b>not</b> using that tag, but the frame is non-resizable anyway, it just sits there at the predefined height. So, is there an "...

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by 747-600X
Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Engine Falls Off Over Michigan!
Replies: 111
Views: 59816

RE: 747 Engine Falls Off Over Michigan!

Hmmmm...

Well, this plane was obviously not built since 1982, so that wouldn't seem like a probable explanation.

Also, does the FAA report say this thing had a crew of 1?! Wouldn't a 747 - even a freighter - have at least 2 aboard???

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